once upon a time i bought this tea from the grocery store.
i was new to tea.
i did not like it very much.
i thought i did not like tea,
but the punch line is that i just don’t like chamomile and didn’t know any better.
“once upon a time i bought this tea from the grocery store. i was new to tea. i did not like it very much. i thought i did not like tea, but the punch line is that i just don't like chamomile...” Read full tasting note
“Italian Chamomile / Tranquil Dreams (Teavana) Excellent Blend for nighttime relaxation!!” Read full tasting note
“I do not like licorice root in teas, I think it overpowers the entire cup making it taste too sweet almost to a nauseous point. >.< I was a bit disappointed in this one, considering I usually love...” Read full tasting note
“I'm not a huge fan of chamomile tea in general, I find it's often too bland and tastes too much like hot water. But, I did like this one. While it will never be my favourite I did find some notes...” Read full tasting note
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A harmonious blend of select golden colored chamomile blossoms, rose petals and hibiscus flowers balanced with serene, soothing, notes of sweet fennel (licorice), lemon myrtle and orange peel with a floral bouquet that scents the steam.
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I’m not a huge fan of chamomile tea in general, I find it’s often too bland and tastes too much like hot water. But, I did like this one. While it will never be my favourite I did find some notes of rose petals and lemon that added more depth to this tea.I think it’s a really nice gentle tea to have at night when you need something calming to help you relax, but at the same time that gentleness can sometimes be a little flat. I think if I let it brew for a little longer some of the more subtler flavours will come through (like fennel and lemongrass), and I’m looking forward to that when I next drink it.
I threw this into the teapot tonight because I’m trying to use up some of my bagged teas before payday – when I can actually build up my loose leaf collection. I’ve learned from experience that to enjoy Zhena’s tea I need to use two teabags, so I threw those into my 2-cup teapot and let them steep.
This particular batch is a little syrupy, but that’s probably because I ran out of Sugar in the Raw and lost count of of the sugar cubes I had to use instead. I’m glad I decided to use two bags, as this is still pretty light-tasting. The camomile is the strongest, but a faint licorice aftertaste follows in its sway.
All in all, I’m glad I pulled this down from the shelf. It’s been a hectic day – the end of the school year is upon us, and my seniors are all going a little crazy about graduation. But now most the papers are graded and I was even able to leave the rest at school. This cup is a fantastic transition for me – a sweet reminder that part of the day is over, and now it’s time to cuddle with the cats (Akasha and Mei-Mei – we’re nerds!) and curl up with a book. An unheard of luxury during the school year!
That’s no light task, and I’m impressed this tea managed to pull it off!
I’m not sure about this. It is such a strong chamomile and the appeal of chamomile is usually its mellowness. It tastes exactly how it smells: like an herb garden. I suppose chamomile and fennel are the dominant flavors. Very spicy and it kind of burns my tongue.
EDIT: Scratch all that! I figured it out. Celery! It tastes exactly like celery.
Sipdown. Over the course of these four filterbags filled with, let us be frank, dust, I ended up deciding that this bedtime infusion is better than I had initially thought. Now it’s all gone, and I won’t purchase again, but I am increasing my rating. There is a hefty dose of aniseed in this blend, which initially seemed off-putting to me, as I had been prepared from the name for chamomile. The key term here is Italian, not Chamomile…
Aroma: Light lemon, fennel seed, licorice and a little Chamomile; actually quite soothing.
Taste: The longer it steeps, the stronger the lemon, fennel and licorice become especially the fennel and licorice…not too off putting but the cuppa does become a savory-sweet; I know this sounds of an oxymoron but true. This is a soothing, relaxing cuppa for the evening or before bedtime, but personally, I would stick to straight-up Chamomile tea if you are looking for a Chamomile tea, honestly, there are better out there to be had.
Aftertaste: Sweet fennel, licorice, slight Chamomile…a little strong but not if you take out the tea sachet when properly steeped…I like my tea strong so I keep mine in the whole duration of enjoying my cuppa.
It is a nice tea for unwinding in the evening or before bed…a little sweet but nice.